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A Shooting Instructor Dies After A 9 Year-Old Girl Loses Control Of Her Machine Gun — And This Video Captured The Seconds Before The Tragedy

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Wait. We can't understand WHY this child was even given a gun in the first place???

A man is dead now after a 9-year-old girl lost control of an uzi she was firing at a Las Vegas-area shooting range. Her instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca died at a nearby hospital after being shot in the head.

Police have released the video (above) that shows what happened in the moments leading up to this tragic accident. Don’t worry, the footage is not graphic and cuts out before the fatal shot.

It is believed that this pint-sized shooter was a tourist and was visiting from the Northeast. Bullets and Burgers (the range where this occurred) allows kids 8-17 to operate weaponry so long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Probably not a great idea now that you think about it, right?

Sam Scarmardo, who runs the shooting range, is somehow dumbfounded by how this could have happened.

He said afterwards:

"We really don’t know what happened. Our guys are trained to basically hover over people when they’re shooting. If they’re shooting right-handed, we have our right-hand behind them ready to push the weapon out of the way. And if they’re left-handed, the same thing.”

Vacca was married and a veteran. Sources say he was well-liked in the community.

Our sympathies go out to his family as well as the little girl who is no doubt shaken up by all of this, and who has to now live her life with what has happened — all because her parents thought it was a good idea.

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11 comments to “A Shooting Instructor Dies After A 9 Year-Old Girl Loses Control Of Her Machine Gun — And This Video Captured The Seconds Before The Tragedy”

  1. dannielle says – reply to this



  2. 2

    WTF … why are they teaching a child to use a Uzi. I feel sorry for the 9yr old who will have those images in her head for life. Fucked up parents. The USA is so fucked up with their love of guns and violence. But get all crazy or religious over tits on tv.

  3. 3

    Shame on those parents for allowing their 9yr daughter to even be around guns let alone shoot one. She is going to need therapy for the rest of her life.

  4. 4

    MORONS! All of them.

  5. Lilly T. says – reply to this


    Stupid people and your stupid guns.
    No common sense at all.

  6. allan says – reply to this


    only in america why would a 9 year old kid need to shoot a gun

  7. kat says – reply to this


    Re: allan – Are you atheist?… This would explain your biased view of the reality.. You should go make a trip in some countries in war, you mostly risk to see many children with submachine gun in hand.

  8. fid says – reply to this


    Hope her parents are pleased with themselves for giving their 9 year old shooting lessons. Why the F would you let a child shoot a uzi in the first place? Idiots all around.

  9. MichJB says – reply to this


    The instructor was stupid to allow a small child to fire this weapon - he paid for his stupidity with his life.

  10. 10

    1. So sad. 2. Although I am a firm believer in gun rights and knowledge, I'm not sure a 9 yo was quite ready for the action of an Uzi. 3. Please remember that guns are a part of some families and getting her trained was a good idea, just wrong weapon.

  11. 11

    Take all guns away and give tem to the allmighty OBAMA!!!
    Only the government should have guns, that way when we want some other person in the white house, the cops can come ant take you away to Gulag.